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Kansas City Chiefs trade TE Tony Gonzalez to Atlanta

He has caught more passes than any player at his position in NFL history. From AP-

The Atlanta Falcons boosted their hopes for another trip to the playoffs by acquiring tight end Tony Gonzalez from the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday for a draft pick next year.

The Chiefs insisted they also improved their chances for success in 2009 by making the trade.

The Falcons will send a second-round pick in 2010 to Kansas City in exchange for Gonzalez, the only tight end in NFL history selected to 10 Pro Bowls.

Gonzalez caught 96 passes for 1,058 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2008. He owns NFL career records for tight ends with 916 receptions, 10,940 yards receiving, 76 TDs receiving and 26 100-yard receiving games.

Kansas City probably made the right move long-term. A wise second round pick could benefit the team much more than the rest of Gonzalez’s career could have. It’s a gamble, but not a bad one. KC went 2-14 last year, but they were’nt as bad as that record indicates.

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